A collection of adrenaline-pumping ziplines whoosh through the forest on Markin Farms Zipline Adventures’ 80-acre farm. The multilevel platforms, built high in the trees, connect the course’s ziplines, which pass above bubbling creeks, over ponds, and through time. The scenic course includes challenge areas and ends with a double-zip setup, where two riders race to the finish directly above or below one another, overlooking the sparkling water. The farm also offers specialty zips that glide through the forest after twilight or just as the sun sets.
Green Acres Golf Course presents a relatively short gauntlet of six par 4s and 12 par 3s for 3,746 yards of pristine golf. The length and lack of par 5s make the course ideal for working on putting on the slick greens and precision on short iron approaches. The course superintendents work tirelessly to keep the course in optimal condition, aiming to please all golfers from beginners to the ghosts of Scottish shepherds looking to discover the latest in walking-staff technology.
Course at a Glance:
Rolling hills and more than 1,000 pine trees cover the nearly 7,000-yard setup of White Pines Golf Course. The trees mostly stay out of the way of duffers' shots, but two waste bunkers and five ponds don't make the same promise. To help golfers avoid these hazards, White Pines offers a practice driving range, along with a practice green.
Course at a Glance:
Named one of the top 50 golf instructors in the country by the LPGA in 2008–2009, Egli uses more than 20 years of teaching experience to perfect golf swings with pro lessons. During the one-hour video lesson, students are videotaped as they swing and hit range balls, which are included with instruction. After their performance, Egli reviews the videos with students, making corrections and critiques. All members and visitors at Mohawk must adhere to the dress code—a collared shirt and appropriate pants—call for more information.
Dance NY Style's cadre of instructors incorporates calisthenics and music to channel the unbridled dynamism of toddlers in fun-filled capering classes. The instructors in the TGI Playday session shepherd flocks of younglings with the ease of a border collie baby-sitter through 2.5-hours of dance, arts and crafts, stories, and snacks. Alternatively, the Toddler Time Dance—designed for toddlers ages 2 and up—melds creative gesticulations with auditory stimulation to hatch incubating creativity. Props and stories help kids stay in character during imagination dance routines with such themes as Princess Cinderella Going to the Ball and Pirates of the Caribbean. Reservations for either activity must be made 24 hours in advance. Call for the most current schedule and to book your appointment.
Golfers gracefully unsheathe metal sticks at Oakhaven Golf Club's 50-acre, year-round driving range, where balls and clubheads clash in more than 90 hitting stalls. A gallery of 60 all-grass hitting areas provides natural conditions for duffers hoping to replicate on-course conditions, and 33 heated, covered tees sport synthetic hitting mats for protected practice during storms or golf-ball ambushes launched by rival driving ranges. Towering lights keep the emerald expanse vibrantly visible after sunset, catering to golf devotees for after-hour practice. Each jumbo bucket nets golfers a windfall of 150 practice balls to launch one-by-one as their spherical comrades look on in anticipation while painting racing stripes on each other. Those who opt for the membership gain unlimited practice balls for a whole year, helping them make lasting improvements and honor New Year's resolutions to grow closer to their three-wood.
Designed by renowned golf-course architect Arthur Hills, the 18-hole Kinsale Golf Course features smooth fairways, lush rough, and greens fortified with surface-to-ball defense lasers. Central Ohio’s largest irrigation system ensures that the course is maintained and moisturized like Mother Nature fresh from a day-spa visit. A balanced layout proves challenges to experienced club-swingers while remaining accessible for beginning ball-propellers. Between holes nine and 10, use a food voucher at the concession stand for a quick lunch of a hot dog, chips, and a soda or water.